ERIC Number: ED234971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-23
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Education and Rural Family Education Policy for the 80's.
Bell, T. H.
The Department of Education's (ED) rural education/rural family education policy for the 80's includes strengthened efforts to insure that rural education shall receive an equitable share of information, services, assistance, and funds available through ED and its programs. The Department will assist educators in developing outreach and volunteer programs with the active support and interaction of parents, teachers, civic groups, and businesses, in an effort to improve delivery of educational services to rural communities. The database on education in rural areas will be expanded, and information disseminated through existing organizations/agencies and new technologies. Department program regulations will be monitored to insure equity for all districts, regardless of size/location. The Department will help identify and develop special programs for rural handicapped individuals. Department personnel will coordinate available research on shortages and needs, effective practices, and programs, for the Education Secretary's Rural Education Committee. Rural institutions will be included by the Department in demonstration programs and rural communities will be involved in educational technology planning. Consultants and technical assistance will be provided to improve the quality of rural education. Local/regional/state/federal networks will be coordinated to improve public sector/private sector collaboration. The Department will help rural education improve achievement of Blacks, American Indians, migrants, and other minority students. Family education programs/services will be provided through vocational home economics education. (MH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Coordination, Databases, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Dissemination, Minority Group Children, Needs Assessment, Rural Education, Rural Family, Special Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.